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UNTIL TOMORROW
It's been a reasonably straightforward matchday at the 2014 World Cup with the conclusion of Groups F and E. Already-qualified Argentina saw off Nigeria to confirm their 100 per cent record and qualify as Group F winners. Despite defeat, the African side joined them in the Round of 16 thanks to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first ever World Cup win. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz duly announced his decision to depart his role as Iran coach, after his side finished bottom of Group F.

Later in the day, Group E drew to a close, with all four teams standing some chance of reaching the knockout stages before the day’s matches. France toiled to a goalless draw at the Maracana to finish top of the group. That draw, combined with Switzerland’s emphatic victory over Honduras in which Xherdan Shaqiri scored the 50th World Cup hat-trick, sent Ecuador home and the Swiss through to the next stage.

That all means two more knockout ties are confirmed: France-Nigeria in Brasilia on Monday and Argentina-Switzerland in Sao Paulo on Tuesday. Join us tomorrow as the full Round of 16 line-up will be completed with the conclusion of Groups G and H. All four sides can reach the next round in what should be a thrilling finale in Group G. Jurgen Klinsmann comes up against his home country in a huge clash of the group’s top two: USA-Germany in Recife, while Portugal take on Ghana in Brasilia, with both sides on one point hoping to capitalise on any slip-ups.

In Group H, three sides will be hoping to join Belgium in the knockout stages, with second-placed Algeria in the driving seat against Russia and Korea Republic facing the group leaders. We’ve had several coaches announce their departure from their respective roles but you don’t need to leave the action behind yet. We’ll see you tomorrow for the final day of the group phase as the names of the top 16 sides at Brazil 2014 will be finalised, and old friends come face-to-face in opposing dugouts.

Boa noite!

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19:51

BELGIUM READY FOR BATTLE
Les Diables Rouges look set for Sao Paulo in their final training session before taking on Korea Repbulic tomorrow.

19:50

LOOKING AHEAD
Tomorrow sees the conclusion of the Group Stage, as Group G and Group H wrap up, and both are in for an exciting finish. Get caught up with the latest news from tomorrow's competiting teams so you can be ready for all the action during Matchday 15.
MULLER: IT'S ABOUT MORE THAN GOALS
DJABOU: RUSSIA WILL COME AT ALGERIA

BACKS TO THE WALL AGAIN FOR PORTUGAL
WILMOTS: PLAY EFFECTIVE, NOT BEAUTIFUL

19:47

OTTMAR HITZFELD, SWITZERLAND COACH
"We played a strong team in a difficult conditions. It was very humid. We showed great attitude, will and passion and that got us through. Xherdan Shaqiri was excellent today – he really displayed what he’s capable of. But we played well as a team – and they deserve my congratulations. Now we need to recover – we have six days which I’m happy about and during that time we’ll get well prepared for the Argentina game."

19:45

FINAL GROUP E AND GROUP F STANDINGS
This is how the tables look now that the dust has settled for today.

Standings - Group E

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
FranceFRA
7321082
SwitzerlandSUI
6320176
EcuadorECU
4311133
HondurasHON
0300318

Standings - Group F

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
ArgentinaARG
9330063
NigeriaNGA
4311133
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBIH
3310244
IranIRN
1301214
19:43

KARIM BEZEMA, FRANCE STRIKER ON PLAYING IN THE MARACANA
"It's mythical. Every footballer dreams of playing here."

19:42

XERDAN SHAQIRI, SWITZERLAND STRIKER
"I wanted us to play football and we did that. I wouldn’t have scored three goals without them. I’m very proud of my hat-trick, I’m never going to forget this but that said I’m more proud of us as a team and that we’ve qualified for the Round of 16. It’s a dream – small Switzerland against Argentina! It will be a great match and we’ll be ready for them. Although we’re underdogs, anything is possible. You never know in football."

19:40

REINALDO RUEDA, ECUADOR COACH
“It’s a very short tournament. We paid for our loss to Switzerland. We were below-par. So that left us in a difficult position facing a very good side like France. We still competed but I think we lacked some efficiency. And we lost a very key player. In these types of matches, you get very few chances to score, and I think we lacked efficiency [in these moments].”

19:35

ALEXANDER DOMINGUEZ, ECUADOR GOALKEEPER
“We knew we were going to face very strong opponents. We knew they have top-notch players, but trying to be up against all these monsters motivates you even more. We really went for the three points because we knew we needed them to get to the next round. But it got complicated because my team-mate got sent off. We will analyse things in the most correct way and try to use this as an experience for everything that comes our way. We know we have a good team, with excellent technical quality, and hopefully this will benefit us.”

19:32

LUIS FERNANDO SUAREZ, HONDURAS COACH
"It was a dream to get the World Cup and I’m only sorry to the people of Honduras that I couldn’t get a victory here in Brazil. We had a lot of the ball, but we didn’t convert that into goals. We had a few good chances, but it’s one thing creating chances and another thing taking them. We played a risky strategy tonight in order to try to achieve a dream of winning a match here, but this gave Switzerland opportunities too."

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JURGEN KLINSMANN
"We feel confident, we did our homework. Some people might be a little surprised at our results so far. We know the Germany game is the biggest hurdle we have to take. We're looking forward to it. Every player wants to be on the pitch for a game like this, every fan wants to be in the stadium in Recife. We want to give Germany a real battle I have personally nothing to prove. My family will be a little bit split, but that's just part of it. It's a beautiful game of football I hope everyone will enjoy it."

19:22

DEPARTING COACHES
After the most recent round of Group Stage games, several coaches have left their roles. We've rounded up a few of the latest coaching news here.
ZACCHERONI QUITS AS JAPAN COACH
LAMOUCHI LEAVES CÔTE D'IVOIRE REINS
PENSIVE PRANDELLI STEPS ASIDE

19:17

GROUP E FINAL PHOTOS
Take a look at some of the best images we've pulled together from the final two games in Group E in a gallery we put together on Facebook.

18:59

WELCOME BACK 
Group E
is all wrapped up after today's final two games. Switzerland's win means they join France, who drew 0-0 with Ecuador to finish atop the group, in the Round of 16. Honduras and Ecuador head home as a result of today's finale. France will play Nigeria in Brasilia on Monday, 30 June and Switzerland will play Argentina in Sao Paulo the following day. #Joinin the global conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which are all a part of our World Cup social hub.

15:54

CARLOS QUEIROZ TO DEPART IRAN
"I’ve shown my commitment to this project, but I haven’t received any new contract offer over the past 11 months. It’s been an honour for me to work for Iran, I’ve fallen in love with the country. But you can’t have a marriage when only one side wants to commit. I waited for them to make an offer, but I haven’t received anything, so today I’ve come here to say ‘thank you’ to those who gave me the opportunity to do this job. I will always have Iranian football, my players and the fans in my heart."

15:51

HONDURAS-SWITZERLAND LINE-UPS

15:50

ALEJANDRO SABELLA
"[Players like Messi] surprise you and they don't. He always comes up with something new. He's so big, so great that one thinks they can do what we can't expect. We have forwards who can be brought in [after Aguero's injury], Pocho [Ezequiel Lavezzi] came in today, was very active and did a great job. We had 30 minutes to go and we changed the system."

15:42

ECUADOR-FRANCE LINE-UPS

15:39

CARLOS QUEIROZ 
"We pushed ourselves to the limit, mentally and physically and I’m very, very proud of them. Despite all our difficulties, we kept pushing and created some good chances, but Bosnia and Herzegovina were better today."

15:30

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15:26

SAFET SUSIC
"We dominated the game and deserved to win. Although I know that Iran wanted to progress, the victory was important for us. We can now go home with our heads held high."

15:21

STEPHEN KESHI
"Messi is one heck of a player. You can't take that away from him. He's blessed. I think there are other players in the Argentina squad who are very strong, but Messi is from Jupiter. We gave too much respect to the Argentines and did not play our game in the first half. We played a bit more aggressive in the second half. Congratulations to the Argentina team, I wish them all the best in the tournament."

15:14

DID YOU KNOW? 
Nigeria 
reach the World Cup knockout phase for the first time since 1998. They are the first CAF Africa Cup of Nations holders to do so since they themselves reached the second round in 1994 - current coach Stephen Keshi was one of their players in the USA.

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14:20

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12:07

LATEST STANDINGS

Standings - Group E

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
FranceFRA
6220082
EcuadorECU
3210133
SwitzerlandSUI
3210146
HondurasHON
0200215
11:59

LIONEL MESSI
"As we progress in the tournament we will improve and reach our full potential. We know we are not playing as well as we are expected. But we have qualified for the next round and that was our first objective."

11:50

PETER ODEMWINGIE
"I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love this country. Playing for my fatherland is an honour and a pleasure. What better way to come back than playing in a World Cup. Being back with my fiends made me happy. I didn’t expect to come back and score a winner in such an important game, but I’m very happy. But this was a win [against Bosnia and Herzegovina] that the team earned. Right now I’m so high on our team’s performance."

11:31

ON THIS DAY IN 1978
Argentina defeated the Netherlands 3-1 after extra time in Buenos Aires to win their first FIFA World Cup.

11:30

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11:26

YESTERDAY'S REACTION
We caught up with several of yesterday's biggest stars and spoke to them once the dust had settled in Groups C and D.
MONDRAGON BRIDGING COLOMBIAN HISTORY
ALL IN A DAY'S WORK FOR NERVELESS SAMARAS
EMOTIONAL ZACCHERONI BEMOANS JAPAN FAILINGS
GODIN: A GAME THAT DEFINES AN ERA
BORGES: I'M PROUD TO HAVE EMULATED MY DAD

11:20

KOSTAS MITROGLOU
The Greece forward tweeted his excitement for his side reaching the Round of 16.

11:15

DEPARTING BRAZIL
Two players exiting Brazil a bit earlier than they would have prefered have tweeted their reflections on their time at the World Cup.

11:09

NIGERIA-ARGENTINA RIVALARY
We invite you to relive some of the most memorable meetings between Nigeria and Argentina, including Diego Maradona’s last match, an inspired young Lionel Messi and a special Gabriel Batistuta strike.

11:02

LA ALBICELESTE'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Argentina helped Lionel Messi turn 27 yesterday, and they have tweeted some photos from the No10's big day.
"#Messi and a World Cup birthday in Brazil. We celebrated 27 yesterday in Porto Alegre. A day in pictures..."

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10:59
10:51

GOALS GALORE IN SALVADOR
The Arena Fonte Nova has seen 17 goals in its first three games, and that number could rise when Bosnia and Herzegovina take on Iran later today. We have a great story on this stadium and the video below summarises all the strikes there so far.

10:42

WONDO'S NEW PRESS OFFICER
USA forward Chris Wondolowski tweeted a photo of his daughter, and joked she will now be taking over his media responsibilities!

10:40

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10:40

FINAL GROUP C AND GROUP D STANDINGS
This is how the third and fourth groups finished up yesterday. Colombia clash with Uruguay at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, while Costa Rica take on Greece in Recife on Sunday.

Standings - Group C

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
ColombiaCOL
9330092
GreeceGRE
4311124
Côte d'IvoireCIV
3310245
JapanJPN
1301226

Standings - Group D

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
Costa RicaCRC
7321041
UruguayURU
6320144
ItalyITA
3310223
EnglandENG
1301224
10:35

MATCHDAY 14 PREVIEW
Here's a look at what you can expect today from today's four games. France have one foot in the Round of 16 already, while Argentina booked their spot after their second Group Stage game. Bosnia and Herzegovina are the only team unable to advance, but the rest of today's compeititors have everything to play for in what is expected to be another great day at Brazil 2014.

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10:17

YESTERDAY'S ACTION
In case you missed any of yesterday's games, we've got video highlights from Italy 0-1 Uruguay, Costa Rica 0-0 England, Japan 1-4 Colombia and Greece 2-1 Côte d'Ivoire . If you're just looking to re-watch Monday's goals, take a look at Matchday 13's Goal Trail.

10:09

BOM DIA
Hello and welcome to our coverage from Brazil for Matchday 14 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Over the last two days we have seen how Groups A through D have finished and today we start the final round of Group Stage games from the second half of the competition. Groups E and F conclude today and we'll bring you all the build-up leading to today's four contests. Nigeria-Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina-Iran in Group F begin Wednesday's action, and we finish with today's final games from Group E, Honduras-Switzerland  and Ecuador-France later on. It can be a tricky task to keep up with all the action while two games are on at once, but that's precisely why we're here; to keep you covered across each match today through our LIVE blogs. We'll have one blog per game, so no matter which match you choose to watch, you can keep up with the minute-by-minute coverage from the other. Or you can have both blogs open at once! Stick with us here, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to find out who move on from Group E and who will join Argentina in the Round of 16 from Group F.

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